Yibbum

PhotographerGregory Michenaud
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

On-going project on the story of a grand-son of a “Yibbum child” – it means of a child coming from jewish tradition of levirate marriage – in the search of his identity. Born as jewish, he was living and educated as a non-jewish by parents with a post Holocaust trauma. They always told him that history is repeating itself but this time, he has not to fear anymore, as he has a country to escape: Israel. Time has passed as his fears till the moment that he was told again to hide his jewish identity. He decided that it was time to define what it could mean to him. This is about his attempt to define his own identity through learning religion, going closer to religious part of his family and discovering "his" land, Israel and Morocco - where his family is coming from.

About Photographer

born in 1975, Cracow-based photographer specializing in documentary and story-telling. Member of the Association of Polish Art Photographers and the photo collective Babel Images. His work has been published in numerous magazines in Poland and has been exhibited in few countries in Europe. His work is mainly related to the past and the marginal.